Speaking at #APA2015: Primary Care, the Patient Story, and Mental Health

I'm here in Toronto, Canada at the 2015 American Psychological Association annual meeting. Ive been asked by my friend Dr. Ben Miller, to take part in this panel presentation along with Kerri Sparling, patient advocate and founder of

Our presentations this afternoon at #APA2015 will be talking about the intersection of Primary Care, the Patient Story, Mental Health, and Health Policy. The first session is entitled "Desire Lines in Healthcare: Design With The End In Mind." The second session is entitled "Advancing Health Policy Change Through Patient Stories And Data."

I've never been at an APA conference in the past, and talking with people at the conference, it is difference, but similar discussions to what we have in our Family Medicine community. All of us agree that we need a better healthcare delivery system to deliver better health care.

I'm going to try to record the presentations to share with all of you. In addition, I haven't been to Toronto in a long time, and I will try to take in some of the tourist sights while I'm here. The photo above was taken at the Momofoku Toronto restaurant (really interesting food, let me tell ya). Hope you're having a super weekend!